Jon Svec: Reporter, Thornbury Paper

“As impressive as these artists were on Friday night, it was singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano who truly stole the show. Whether she was scatting her way through a fast number or slowing things down for a powerfully belted tune, Pazzano had the audience enthralled throughout the entire show. Her performance was probably best summed up in the quiet moments that occasionally appeared between the notes, when the room sat in anticipation of her next line – completely silent and breathless.”

David Bradley:

“Unbelievable rapport between Owen Sound-based jazz pianist Don Buchanan and vocalist Mary-Catherine Pazzano at your Love and Hope for 2017 pre-New Year’s Eve event. The piano itself was magnificent: a Yamaha grand with the richest, fullest tone I’ve heard in a public venue outside of concert halls. The Huether Hotel management informed me that it’s tuned weekly, and I can believe it. The piano was a perfect complement to your heavenly voice. I can’t recall attending a performance where two musicians listened so closely to each other as you and Don did on December 30, 2016.”


John McLelland: Jazz Musician, founder of Phoenix Jazz Group, Guelph, Ontario

“Mary-Catherine is a young singer with an old soul – to listen to her takes you back to the days of Judy Garland and Rosemary Clooney. I can think of no higher compliment than that. Just close your eyes and listen to her when she sings – thoughts of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn and Gene Kelly will inevitably surface. The spirit of those great personas of a golden age is alive and well with her. She does however live in the 21st century and can easily go with that contemporary vibe as well when she chooses to. But I feel she is at her best when she effortlessly conjures up the feelings and moods of a time gone by, something I think is desperately needed in our fast paced and disposable world. The songs she sings are anything but disposable – they are timeless treasures which will go on forever – a truly great song will never die. I am a long experienced jazz musician whose various experiences have included performing with many of Canada’s greatest jazz singers – I place Mary-Catherine in their esteemed company and she is only starting! If you ever get the chance, go and see her perform live – you will come away knowing that for a short time, you indeed went to a better place.”

Lawrence McNaught: Director of Programming at Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario

“Known locally for her exquisite singing with DaCapo Chamber Choir, where she has been a featured soloist, Mary-Catherine has a beautiful way with the jazz idiom.”

“Add two of the area’s finest vocalists, Mary-Catherine & Tim [Louis], and you have a very special concert showcasing some of the great songs of jazz.”

Nancy Kidd: Choral Conductor, Kitchener, Ontario

“Absolutely beautiful recordings Mary-Catherine. You make music as if you are reciting poetry, telling a story, singing from your soul! What an artist!!”

Andy Houston: Theatre Practitioner, Director, Drama Professor, Waterloo, Ontario

“You have such a wonderful voice…the tone is incredibly sultry and rich.”


Dr. Bryan Lawrence and Marcy Lemon-Lawrence: Waterloo, Ontario

“Our very warmest thank you and sincere appreciation for singing at our daughter’s wedding on December 22 2012. You have an incredible voice and lovely personality which brought a special touch to the ceremony!  We would be happy to speak with anyone who would like to book you for an event!  It has been a pleasure to get to know you and we look forward to hearing you sing again.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Bryan Lawrence and Marcy Lemon-Lawrence”

Maria Lowrick: New Hamburg, Ontario

“Mary-Catherine’s singing was a wonderful addition to my wedding. Her voice resonated with the vintage theme I envisioned and her professional attitude was unmatched.”


Eric: Singer/Songwriter, Ontario

“I was visiting a local music store and saw Mary-Catherine’s posting and thought I’d take a chance and call the number. So I did. On our first meeting, she made me feel very comfortable, she listened to what I was requiring, and came back to me with some great ideas. We’re just getting started, and already I’ve seen a noticeable improvement. I can’t wait to do more!”

Scott Ganson: Kitchener, Ontario

“Effective vocal coaching! Mary-Catherine provides highly detailed vocal lessons that produce fast results! Mary-Catherine provides professional and effective vocal training!”